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Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself

Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks

We believe in theatre that raises more questions than answers. So Currency Press staffer, Toby Leon, is travelling beyond the page and stage, talking to playwrights about their work. Each episode concentrates on a single play script in conversation with the playwright who created it. These respected voices of Australian theatre share their inspiration, creative process, ideas on narrative, building character, dramaturgy, trade secrets and much more. Think of them as playwriting masterclasses that can travel with you on the bus, through jostling crowds and beyond the fourth wall.

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Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 22, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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A powerful story of five disenfranchised young women who are fighting for respect, railing against authority and struggling to form an identity in a small town with limited opportunities. The relocation of an Iraqi refugee family to the town provokes a climate of hostility and tension that threatens to violently explode.--Angela Betzien is a multi-award winning writer and a founding member of independent theatre company Real TV; her work has toured widely across Australia and internationally....
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jun 15, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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"We hit Cairo like a train!... Every dirty little alley, every dusty back room bar. The pyramids are marvellous, but I could spend the rest of my days quite happily in the arms of your temptation."Inspired by The State Library of New South Wales' jaw-dropping collection of World War I diaries and letters, A Town Named War Boy explores both the events of war and the impact it has upon soldiers and their families. Written with insight, humour and sensitivity, Ross Mueller's moving play...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Apr 26, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Alana Valentine—one of Australia’s most renowned and respected playwrights, whose work includes Parramatta Girls, Eyes to the Floor, Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah, Grounded and Cyberbile—reads the preface to the double edition of Brumby Innes and Bid Me to Love, two plays written by another of Australia’s literary treasures, Katharine Susannah Prichard. The introduction was written by Prichard's son, Ric Throssell.A little bit about Katharine Susannah PrichardPrichard was born in Levuka,...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Apr 26, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Alana Valentine reads her response to Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler. It’s called An Ever-Changing Idiom and features in the Currency Press series, Cue the Chorus, in which an assortment of respected Australian playwrights respond to the work of their peers. You can download all the responses in the series from our website - currencypress.com.auA little bit about Alana Valentine. She is one of Australia’s most renowned and respected writers. Valentine writes for the stage,...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Mar 14, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Toby Leon reads an article Alex Buzo wrote for Quadrant Magazine in 2004. It’s called ‘Wary Asians on a Theme: Dramatising in the Near North’ and unpacks the cultural complexities that Buzo encountered when presenting his work in Asia - from India, to Malaysia and Indonesia too - seeing the reactions from audiences, reading local critics’ appraisals of his plays, listening to the directors’ choices about his characters motivation and truth, then trying to make those same choices...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Mar 14, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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In Norm and Ahmed a rather ocker, white Australian male encounters a well-mannered Pakistani student with revolutionary ambitions on a Sydney street at midnight. The exploration of alienation in this play remained a common theme in Buzo’s work, with a tireless commitment to reflecting the true nature of Australian society.--Alex Buzo was born in Sydney and educated at the University of NSW. In the late 1960s his early plays Norm and Ahmed, Rooted and The Front Room Boys pioneered a revival of...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Feb 22, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Each night two hoods ride a train to a wrecking yard on the outskirts of the city. Here, in this cemetery of stories, they are storytellers with the power to fast forward, pause and rewind. Tonight they tell the story of three kids left in a car. Exploring issues of poverty and family violence, Hoods is a suburban tale of survival and solidarity against the odds.--Angela Betzien is a multi-award winning writer and a founding member of independent theatre company Real TV; her work has toured...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jan 21, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Roslyn Oades reads the transcript of a speech she gave at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010, where she was invited to contribute to a panel on dramaturgy & emerging artists.--Roslyn Oades is well known for her pioneering work in the field of headphone verbatim and audio-driven performance, taking real life and fusing it into storytelling. As an artist, Roslyn harbors a long-term fascination for vocal patterns and moonlights as a well-known cartoon character voice...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jan 21, 2015 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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At times funny, bizarre and confronting, cultures and ideologies collide in this intimate and innately Australian exploration of love and loss. Drawing the 2005 Cronulla Riots, which attracted worldwide attention for all the wrong reasons, Stories of Love & Hate considers the idea of hate being a consequence of feeling that the things we love are under threat.--Roslyn Oades is well known for her pioneering work in the field of headphone verbatim and audio-driven performance, taking real...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Dec 14, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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An odd-couple story—a friendship between two musicians stuck in an immigration detention centre. There’s the drummer who loves rock ‘n’ roll and the guitarist with a passion for Cat Stevens. Their discord becomes a key, unlocking the deep frustration and aimlessness both men feel. And Linda Jaivin finds just enough dark humour to save them from oblivion.--Linda Jaivin is a writer, translator and cultural commentator. She is the author of eleven books and a frequent contributor to...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Nov 1, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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A fast-moving, wisecracking commentary on 1980's materialism, urban mores and morals, and the rivalries and passions to be encountered on the road to success. Colin, a screenwriter, and his wife Kate, a publisher, move from Melbourne to Sydney, the ‘Emerald City’, where fame and fortune are there for the taking, but surprises are in store for them both.--David Williamson is Australia’s best known and most widely performed playwright. He was the first person outside Britain to receive the...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Oct 16, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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William Thornhill: Born into brutal poverty in London in the late 18th century and transported to the Colony of New South Wales for theft in 1806. After earning his freedom he brings his wife and children to the Hawkesbury River where they ‘take up’ 100 acres of land, only to discover that it’s not theirs to take.--Andrew Bovell writes for the stage, television and film. In 1992 he wrote the original screenplay for Strictly Ballroom and in 2001 he went on to adapt his stage play Speaking...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Sep 5, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Brothers Wreck is about life, even though it begins with a death. On a hot morning under a house in Darwin, Ruben wakes to find his cousin, Joe, hanging from the rafters. What follows is the story of a family buffeted by constant tragedy, holding itself together. And little by little, they bring Ruben back from the edge.--Jada Alberts is a Larrakia, Bardi, Wadaman and Yanuwa performer from the Top End of Australia. She graduated in 2006 from the Adelaide Centre for the Arts and in 2007 won the...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 30, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Dr. Christina Ho reads her introduction to Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah. It’s called Creating Identity in a Hostile World. Dr. Ho researches migration, multiculturalism and the politics of diversity, focusing particularly on the experiences of Muslim Australians and the Chinese diaspora.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 30, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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At the heart of Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah is the relationship between an aunt, Sarrinah, and her niece, Shafana. Both devout Muslims, the younger woman wants to put on a headscarf, the older woman tries to dissuade her. For Sarrinah, the hijab represents a world from which she has escaped; for her niece, Shafana, it is a personal statement of renewed faith.--Alana Valentine is one of Australia’s most renowned and respected playwrights. Her work for the stage includes Grounded, Cyberbile, Run...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jun 1, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Louis Nowra reads his introduction to his play, Radiance. It’s called Women on the Mud Flats and it charts the journey of the work from a single image, into the shape of a story, to the premiere production and beyond. But this isn’t just a recount of the tale. If you're a believer in fate, you will see that Radiance is a story that was destined to be told.--Louis Nowra is one of Australia’s most successful writers. He has penned novels, crafted film scripts, authored two memoirs and...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jun 1, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Cressy, Mae and Nona are half sisters with little in common bar the ghosts from their childhood. They return to their childhood home on the eve of their mother’s funeral. The tropical Queensland landscape is the spectacular backdrop for their turbulent and often humourous reunion. And they discover a surprising bond that is stronger than the pain of their history.--Louis Nowra is one of Australia’s most successful writers. He has penned novels, crafted film scripts, authored two memoirs...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
May 4, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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We believe in theatre that raises more questions than answers. So Currency Press staffer, Toby Leon, is travelling beyond the page and stage, talking to playwrights about their work. Each episode concentrates on a single play script in conversation with the playwright who created it. These respected voices of Australian theatre share their inspiration, creative process, ideas on narrative, building character, dramaturgy, trade secrets and much more. Think of them as playwriting masterclasses...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Apr 2, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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It’s a classic odd-couple story. Meet Ana—a battle hardened Hungarian-Australian veteran of the twentieth century. Catherine is her neighbour: twenty-something and waiting for a better world. Can their unlikely friendship outlive the colossal forces of history, the inevitability of death, and a trip to the mall to see Mamma Mia?--Lally Katz is one of Australia’s most intriguing playwrights. She is also one of the country’s most performed playwrights. A graduate of the University of...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Mar 12, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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A young policeman’s first day on duty becomes a violent and highly charged initiation into law enforcement. Remarkable for its blend of boisterous humour and horrifying violence, The Removalists has acquired a reputation as a classic statement on Australian authoritarianism.--David Williamson is Australia’s best known and most widely performed playwright. He was the first person outside Britain to receive the George Devine Award (for The Removalists). And the awards kept coming; they...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Feb 17, 2014 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Aspiring archaeologist, Sophie, left home when she was 20, much to the shame of her traditional Jordanian mother. Years later, losing sleep and petrified by the judgement of her visiting ‘mad Arab’ Aunty Azza, Sophie's forced to lie about her life, her career and the existence of her Aussie partner. Worst of all is the fear that she’s also lying to herself.--Donna Abela served her playwriting apprenticeship at Powerhouse Youth Theatre, a company she co-founded in 1987 in Sydney’s...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Nov 21, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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John McCallum reads his introduction to Gary’s House, by Debra Oswald. McCallum is one of the country’s most respected critics. He's published widely in the field of Australian theatre and drama and is the long-standing Sydney theatre critic for the Australian.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Nov 21, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Set in the 1950s on the fringe of a country town, Rainbow’s End is a thought-provoking, often hilarious and emotionally powerful snapshot of a Koori family - Nan Dear, her daughter Gladys and Gladys’ daughter Dolly; it dramatises their struggle for decent housing, meaningful education, jobs and community acceptance.--Jane Harrison is an indigenous Australian writer and playwright. A descendant of the Muruwari people of New South Wales, from the area around Bourke and Brewarrina, Harrison...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Nov 21, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Gary's failed in everything he's attempted. But when he inherits a block of land, he gets an urge to build a nest with his angry, pregnant girlfriend, Sue-Anne. A ratbag collection of misfits, loners, drifters and losers are thrown together on this scrubby patch of remote bush - loosely united in a comically desperate project, to build a home.--Debra Oswald announced to her parents that she was going to be a playwright at twelve years old and she has been sharing stories ever since. Her broad...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Nov 18, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Toby Leon reads H.G. Kippax’s preface to Don’s Party. From the mid-1960s on, Kippax was the authoritative critic at the Sydney Morning Herald and is said to have spotted the talent of the young John Bell, Robyn Nevin, Mel Gibson, Judy Davis and... David Williamson.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Nov 18, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Election night 1969: Don and Kath hope for a change of government and give a party to watch the results. But as the tide turns against Labor, faded ideals and disappointed hopes begin to reveal themselves. This brilliant satire examines a society on the threshold of emerging from a generation of comfortable, conservative political and social values.--David Williamson is Australia’s best known and most widely performed playwright. He was the first person outside Britain to receive the George...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Oct 23, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Les and Irene celebrate their wedding anniversary by setting sail on the Women’s Weekly Cherry Blossom Cruise. But amongst the sun hats and piña coladas Les, a former WWII prisoner of war, finds himself confronted by old diggers, enemies and tormented memories. As the cruise ship floats further from home, Les’ grip on reality floats away too.--John Romeril was born in Melbourne in 1945 and wrote his first plays while at Monash University, including Chicago, Chicago. He has worked...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Oct 23, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Katharine Brisbane reads her introduction to The Floating World, by John Romeril. Katharine, with her husband Philip Parsons, founded Currency Press, and was also a theatre critic for 21 years. Over the years she has published extensively on the history of Australian theatre, as well as receiving many awards for service to the performing arts.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Sep 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Tamara and Jasyn are in love. Jasyn wants to take Tamara to the formal, but he hasn’t got the cash. And in a world of absent mothers and distant fathers, Miss Petchall battles to keep another year of students out of the ranks of the vanished. Tamara and Jasyn soon come to realise just how hard it can be to find your own rhythm when everyone is marching to the beat of a different drum.--Lachlan Philpott is a playwright, director and teacher. He graduated from the University of New South Wales,...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Sep 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Noel Jordan reads his introduction to Silent Disco, by Lachlan Philpott. Jordan is currently the Education Manager at Melbourne Theatre Company. He's previously worked as Director of the Come Out Festival, Curator and Producer at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Producer for Young Audiences at Sydney Opera House and a Drama Lecturer at the University of Melbourne.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Aug 12, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Meet Rose Maloney. Her dad went to Vietnam. Her grandfather is ex-IRA. Today's their collective birthday. From this intimate reunion, a silent family battle opens up, becoming a national story about finding new life amongst the rubble of old wars.--As an actor Kate Mulvany has played lead roles with several major Australian theatre companies as well as appearing on TV and in film. As a writer, her plays include The Web, Blood and Bone (winner of Naked Theatre Company’s “Write Now"!...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Aug 12, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Eamon Flack reads his foreword to The Seed, by Kate Mulvany. It’s called The Making of a Great Play, and this is something Eamon knows a lot about. He's worked extensively in theatre companies around the country. He is a writer and director - currently the Artistic Associate at Belvoir - and he has been at the helm of many successful productions.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Toby Leon reads Declan Greene’s Excruciating Theatre. It's Chris Kohn’s foreword to Moth, by Declan Greene, which Chris commissioned in 2010 when he was the Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company in Melbourne.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Sebastian: fifteen, terminally unpopular, an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa: emo Wiccan art-freak, barely one rung higher than him on the social ladder. A night drinking down at the cricket nets soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves Sebastian unconscious, and their friendship left in ruin.--Declan Greene is a writer and theatre-maker based in Melbourne. His plays include A Black Joy, Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Two couples set out to betray their partners. A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone. A woman disappears. Her neighbour's the prime suspect. In this masterfully interconnected polyphony, an evocative mystery unravels alongside a devastating tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.--Andrew Bovell writes for the stage, television and film. In 1992 he wrote the original screenplay for Strictly Ballroom and in 2001 he went on to adapt his...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp deep in the jungles of Sumatra where thousands of women and children had lived and died virtually forgotten by their own governments. Now, after being separated for half a century, the filming of a television documentary forces them to relive the past, contact the present and question the future.--After working as a solicitor, John Misto changed direction; he decided to become a writer. That career change eventually led to The...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Erin Dewar reads Andrew Bovell’s introduction to Speaking in Tongues, which was first performed in 1996 by the Griffin Theatre Company. The play has become an Australian classic - a rich and complex work that offers a few new answers, and mysteries, each time you approach it.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Tomas, 12, finds himself trapped in a war torn city, separated from his family. He takes refuge in a derelict house with Anna, 16. Every night she tells him folk stories to distract them from the sound of bombs outside, mingling the magic and earthy wisdom of folk tales with the hard-edged story of violence, conflict and the struggle to survive.--Debra Oswald announced to her parents that she was going to be a playwright at twelve years old and she has been sharing stories ever since. Her broad...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Debra Oswald reads her playwright’s note for Stories in the Dark. It’s about obsession. The good kind. The kind that incites action, creativity, and in this case, the mixture of seemingly disconnected elements.--Debra Oswald announced to her parents that she was going to be a playwright at twelve years old and she has been sharing stories ever since. Her broad body of work has been seen on screens large and small, watched in darkened theatres across the world, and read by too many people to...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Erin Dewar reads Vera Rado’s introduction to The Shoe-horn Sonata. Rado was one of the many prisoners of war John Misto interviewed when conducting his research for the play. She endured three years in captivity and was moved to tears when she saw John’s play, because her story was finally being recognised.
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Lewis is a bit of a non-participant in life, but when he takes up an opportunity to direct a play at a mental institution - for a bit of extra cash - he gets much more than he bargained for. He becomes emotionally involved with his actors’ lives as his production lurches forward, and the anti-Vietnam war protests take place in the streets outside.--Louis Nowra is one of Australia’s most successful writers. He has penned novels, crafted film scripts, authored two memoirs and worked as a...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Toby Leon reads Jan McCarthy’s foreword to The Shoe-Horn Sonata, which was first performed in 1995 at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney. Jan McCarthy is a former Director of the Nursing Services Army, Member of the Nurses’ National Memorial Committee and Honorary Colonel - and Representative Honorary Colonel - of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps.
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Jul 11, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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Louis Nowra reads his introduction to Cosi. It’s called Trial by Madmen and you'll see that, once again, truth is stranger than fiction. And if you thought you knew everything there was to know about one of Australia's most beloved plays, think again.--Louis Nowra is one of Australia’s most successful writers. He has penned novels, crafted film scripts, authored two memoirs and worked as a librettist, but he is perhaps best known for his plays. Since the early 1970s he has created over 30...
Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Feb 14, 2013 Currency Press: publishing theatre scripts and teachers\' notes, plus acting, stage-design and playwriting handbooks
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An adaptation of Timothy Conigrave's landmark book that faithfully captures the fifteen-year relationship between Conigrave and the love of his life, John Caleo. Speaking across generations, sexualities and cultures, this is a heart-wrenchingly honest portrayal of what it means to grow up, how we form relationships, and why we need to love and be loved.--Tommy Murphy is one of Australia’s most beloved playwrights. His original stories, and his adaptations, have been warmly received - both...